Today's Top Event: Ajamu Akinyele & Gemini Soul perform Friday at Shelby's in Orinda.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Zen Pioneer author Isabel Stirling with poet Gary Snyder at Black Oak Books.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: the EJ Phair Brewing Company and Alehouse in Concord.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Germans, pirates and bier, oh my! at the Speisekammer in Alameda.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Cute Overload.
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